The Cultural History Of The Plastic Pink Flamingo

The Cultural History Of The Plastic Pink Flamingo

Author: Annie Dell’Aria /  In 1957, a 21-year-old art school graduate named Don Featherstone created his second major design for the Massachusetts-based lawn and garden decoration manufacturer Union Products: a three-dimensional plastic pink flamingo propped up...
Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds

Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds

By Angela Serratore / smithsonian.com  2018/ It’s easy to imagine the glamorous early 20th-century woman who might wear the tiara in front of me. Delicate and adorned with wispy white feathers that wouldn’t come cheap, this aigrette (the French word for egret) would...
North Country ‘Birdstones’: Mysterious Ancient Relics

North Country ‘Birdstones’: Mysterious Ancient Relics

Written by Lawrence P. Gooley /  Early Northern New York history goes far beyond the bounds of stories of pioneer families and colorful guides. As archaeologists like to say, the Western Hemisphere was invaded, not discovered. Many different societies, civilizations,...